Football - Thu, Apr. 28, 2005
CHICAGO - Brad Bourg, a transfer from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., has transferred to Saint Xavier University and will become a member of the Cougar football squad this fall. The Shorewood, Ill., native enjoyed a successful prep career at Joliet Catholic Academy under Dan Sharp, where he played quarterback for the Hilltoppers during their Class 5A state championship run in 2003. Bourg is expected to play at the defensive back position at Saint Xavier University.

"Our coaching staff recruited Brad very heavily a year ago, but he wanted to test the waters of (NCAA) Division I football," said SXU head football coach Mike Feminis. "I think Saint Xavier will be a great fit for Brad. He can flat out run and has the potential to help us out right away."

Saint Xavier finished the 2004 campaign with an overall record of 7-4 for its fifth straight winning season. The Cougars finished in a tie for second place with Trinity International University (Ill.) in the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Midwest League with a 5-2 mark. SXU also ended the season rated No. 23 nationally in the final 2004 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Football Ratings. It is the fourth straight year the Cougars have finished the season rated in the NAIA's top 25.